Holy Macaroni, Batman! Vulcan does it again!

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Vulcan GMS is a Milwaukee-based company with more than 35 years of roots in our community. Vulcan has always given back to our community and, in recent years, we have teamed up with the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee to help feed local families in need. In 2013, Vulcan GMS made a donation of 3,200 […]

Considerations for Radioactive Shipping Pigs and Systems

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When designing radioactive shipping packages, there are several key elements that need to be considered. There are many considerations when developing a shipping pig and transport system for that pig. Oftentimes the entire scope of the needs and design are not considered even though they are critical to ensure that the pig and over pack […]

3D Printing for Any Application – Even Halloween?

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3D printing has come a long way and the detail that can be attained is amazing. 3D printed parts begin as 3D models from a modeling software such as Solidworks. This software allows the user to construct a part or object on a computer in a three-dimensional world instead of the old 2D from years […]

Lead batteries most recycled products in the world

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Lead is one of the most widely recycled materials in the world. Today 80 percent of the world’s total consumption of lead is in the use of lead acid batteries where the primary demand is in the automobile industry. The battery has had a great track record of recycling. Since 98 percent of battery components […]

The origin of our name Vulcan GMS

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People often ask if Vulcan GMS was named after Star Trek and we can assure you that is not the case. The name Vulcan actually comes from ancient Roman mythology. The god Vulcan (the Greek deity Hephaestus) was the god of fire, metalworking and craftsmanship. Vulcan was the son of Zeus and Hera and he […]

Supply chain and kitting solutions reduce waste costs

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These days businesses are trying to run as lean as possible and therefore more demands are placed on the employees. When it comes to keeping your business running, the requirements are pretty simple from your supply chain. You require good products, on time with the flexibility of suppliers to work with you. All too often […]

Welcome to the new Vulcan GMS website!

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Over the past 9 months, Vulcan GMS has been building a new website and we are happy to say it is complete! Please visit the site to check out all the new areas, information and¬† details about our company. This site is four times larger than our old site and it has lots of great […]

Vulcan GMS expands machining capabilities

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Vulcan GMS has added new capabilities in our machining department. We have always offered machining capabilities focused on lead and tungsten manufacturing services. Vulcan continues to offer these unique capabilities but we have expanded by adding a dedicated machining cell to focus on other materials including; aluminum, steel, copper, brass, molybdenum, tin, bismuth, plastics and […]

Safety and Families Are a Top Priority

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At Vulcan GMS, safety is our top priority. We are a family company and safety does not just stop with our employees. Safety is also critical to their families as well.¬†Vulcan recently celebrated 1,000 days without a lost time accident, which is an outstanding achievement for any company, and we continue the safety trend everyday. […]

My Quality Helped Cure My Cancer

Mike O'Donnell poses with Julia Clukey (left) and Emily Sweeney (right), who are members of the U.S. Olympic Luge Team, which Vulcan GMS sponsors annually.

We have all heard the old saying: “Would you bet your life on that?” but what does it really mean to us? We have all been touched by cancer in some way in our world today; some of us directly. When you hear the words “you have cancer,” what are the options? There are actually […]